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AI approach to identifying stroke risk from CT scans gets FDA nod

An artificial intelligence solution has received federal approval for use in analyzing brain CT scans for a significant cause of strokes. Aidoc says its AI solution for radiologists for identifying potential large-vessel occlusion (LVO) received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for use in treating patients. Previously, the FDA cleared Aidoc’s module for flagging… Read More »

The government recovered $3B in fraud last year. Nearly 90% was from healthcare

Of more than $ 3 billion recovered by the federal government in fiscal year 2019 from fraud and false claims, 87% involved the healthcare industry, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. It’s the 10th consecutive year the department has recouped more than $ 2 billion from False Claims Act cases with HHS as a client.… Read More »

People are still dying from mysterious vaping illness, even as outbreak slows

Demonstrators vape during a consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC, on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images The vaping illness outbreak worsened over the last week with 41 people hospitalized and two additional deaths,… Read More »

What to expect from the cutting edge of science and tech in 2020

From anti-ageing drugs to self-driving cars and long-lost human ancestors, New Scientist experts reveal what the biggest science stories will be in 2020 Earth 18 December 2019 By Donna Lu , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Alison George and Debora MacKenzie NASA/GSFC/Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen Our distant relatives Alison George… Read More »